Sunday, August 18, 2019
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos
Martyrs Floros and Lauros of Illyria; Venerable Sophronios of St. Anne Skete on Athos
Welcome to All Saints!
Nourishment for the Soul: “There is no greater energy than that of prayer. Prayer is God’s energy–that’s what it is. Above all, however, we need something else: we need to listen to the voice of God–in silence.” – Mother Gavrilia of Aegina
Parish Council meets today.
Wednesday, August 21: Daily Vespers at 6:00
Thursday, August 22: Bible Study at Becky’s home at 3:00
Saturday, August 24: Reader Vespers at 5:00 with SOYO at 6:00
Sunday, August 25: Matins at 9:00; Divine Liturgy at 10:00- 40-Day Memorial for Dr. Achilles Anton – Myrrh Bearers meet.
- Door Opening of Saint Ananias Orthodox Mission at 3407 Bellemeade Avenue, Evansville 47714, Saturday, August 24th at 1pm CT with Bishop ANTHONY presiding.
- His Grace, Bishop ANTHONY, will be with us for a 6 pm liturgy on Wednesday evening, August 28th, for the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist. This will be his annual arch-pastoral visit. A reception follows.
- 40-Day Memorial for Irina Avakyan on Saturday, August 31st
- Memorial for Dr. William Nassar on Sunday, September 1st at the church.
- College Student Sunday on September 8th: We welcome students from IU and Ivy Tech.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Epistle: The Reading is from of St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. (3:9-17)
Brethren, we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building. According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and another man is building upon it. Let each man take care how he builds upon it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any one builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay or straw, each man’s work will become manifest; for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (14:22-34)
At that time, Jesus made the Disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds. And after He had dismissed the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone, but the Disciples’ boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. But when the Disciples saw Jesus walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately He spoke to them, saying, “Take heart, it is I; have no fear.” And Peter answered Him, “Lord, if it is Thee, bid me come to Thee on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus; but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Jesus immediately reached out His hand and caught him, saying to him, “O man of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “Truly, Thou art the Son of God.” And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.
Receiving the Eucharist: We invite you to receive the Holy Eucharist if you are an Orthodox Christian who has prepared yourself through fasting, prayer, and recent confession. If you are not Orthodox, or are Orthodox but have not prepared, we invite you to receive a piece of the blessed bread in the wooden bowls held by the altar servers at the front of the church. Approach to the cup starts at the front rows; the choir and preschool go first.
Divine Liturgy Variables for Choir and Parish
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 8
From the heights Thou didst descend, O Compassionate One, and Thou didst submit to the three-day burial, that Thou might deliver us from passion; Thou art our life and our Resurrection, O Lord, glory to Thee.
Apolytikion of the Dormition – Tone 1
In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos, thou didst keep and preserve virginity; and in thy falling-asleep thou hast not forsaken the world; for thou wast translated into life, being the Mother of Life. Wherefore, by thine intercessions, deliver our souls from death.
Kontakion of the Dormition – Tone 2
Verily, the Theotokos, who is ever watchful in intercessions, and whose prayers are never rejected, neither tomb nor death could control. But since she is the Mother of Life, He Who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb did translate her to life.
Coffee Hour: Scheduled contributors and cleaners for today are those with names beginning H-P.
Food Pantry Needs: Your donations are always welcome.
Memory Eternal: Ioan (Lucia’s father – 7/23); Irina Avakyan (Irina’s mother – 7/23);
Achilles Anton (Becky’s brother – 7/23); Marvin (Marcia’s brother – 10th)
Birthday Blessings: Shannon R (22nd); Karen H (23rd)
Name Day Celebrations: John C (St. Oswin – 20th)
Prayer List: Lucia, Aurelian, & Cora (Ioan’s family);Hrisomalos family (Achilles’ family); Heather; Irina; Rafat, & Michael (Irina Avakyan’s family); Heather;Vicki; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi & Vivian; Theo; Doug Barrett;Jeremy P; Charles; Alice & Marvin; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia; Nancy; Nick;Bruce; Joanna Zaharako; Dee; Mary Ann;Emilija and infant daughter; Sharon Catherine; Eileen; Leanne; Ashlee W; Kh. Kristina; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Fr. George; Fr. Basil; Iva Lee; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, with flood damage, and earthquake damage in the USA; those suffering in Syria and the Middle East; safety in public places, in our schools and on our southern border; Metropolitan Paul; Archbishop John; our church and our nation.